A micro-production here from 50yo grenache/carignan planted on silt from the Ouvèze river. Harvested by hand and vinified in concrete tanks & bottled unfined and unfiltered with low level of SO2. Very well made from a top producer this wine has pedigree and does not break the bank.
Notes on the producer
Eric Bouletin’s Roucas Toumba (which means the fallen rock in old Provençal dialect) is one of the top domaines in Vacqueyras. Eric left the local cooperative to start vinifying himself in 2006 and has 16ha of superbly located old vines from which he keeps the best parcels for his own bottlings. The land has been handed down from generation to generation since the Bouletin family first settled here in 1580. His vineyard is split into tiny parcels, protected from the mistral by cypress, almond and olive trees. He has parcels of very old vine grenache, carignan and a very small proportion of white grapes.